[d@DCC] MP3.com replacement
leyton at fadingwaysmusic.com
Tue Dec 21 00:40:10 EST 2004
Mindawn is nothing like MP3.com. It is a digital music sales service,
more like iTunes, but completely cross-platform and DRM free, meaning
when you buy a track off Mindawn you can do with it what you will. There
is no contradiction; being cross-platform means equally offered to any
system, whether it be a Linux machine, Mac OS or Windows.
I signed up Fading Ways after an earlier post to this list regarding
Mindawn. We're in the process of adding artist albums...
>I posted last week asking if anyone knew of a similar service to
>Today I see:
>"TheKompany.com today formally launched Mindawn, a music download
>service that, unlike iTunes and Napster, targets Linux desktops. Mindawn
>is claimed to provide CD-quality song files and "virtually no" digital
>rights management (DRM) restrictions, offer full previews of the entire
>songs, and provide downloads in "lossless" Ogg Vorbis and FLAC formats,
>as well as in other common "lossy" formats."
>It should be noted that this article goes right on to contradict itself
>by pointing out their player is available for Windows & Mac. (not to
>mention any player should work with Ogg Vorbis).
>Further down the article it also mentions that artists can upload their
>own music and collect royalties.
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